Mass Adoption is Coming: The Biggest US Automaker Turns to Blockchain to Help Save Millions in Identity Theft

General Motors Financial has partnered with blockchain company Spring Labs to help reduce identity theft. It’s a move that could potentially save the car maker millions of dollars in fraud costs. As CCN previously reported, 95% of carmakers expect to use blockchain technology in the next three years, but General Motors is leading the pack. The partnership will see GM Financial, the finance branch of General Motors, join Spring Labs’ Spring Founding Industry Partners Program. The initiative is designed to advance the role of blockchain in data sharing. This is a huge nod towards real-world adoption of blockchain technology. Very

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Sony Shares Sink 8% Amid Declining Gaming Sales – Is a PlayStation 5 Coming in 2020?

Shares of Sony fell by 8% after the Japanese entertainment and technology giant recorded a decline in sales and profits. Specifically, Sony’s gaming division, which has become increasingly critical to the conglomerate saw operating income from games fell by 14% to $ 666 million during the October-December holiday quarter, according to Bloomberg. Sony sold 8.1 million units of the PlayStation 4 during the quarter in question. The PS4 is currently in its sixth year. For the full year, Sony also reduced its forecast from 8.7 trillion yen to 8.5 trillion yen. Sony’s Shares fall in Tokyo Consequently, Sony’s shares fell 8.1%

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I’m trying to put together a list of what’s coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Bitcoin

  • Neutrino mainnet – June 2019
  • Testnet release of Schnorr signature – Jun 2019
  • Mainnet release of Schnorr signature – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 12,500 – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 15,000 – Dec 2019

Financial

  • CBOE-backed VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF – February 27, 2019.
  • Bakkt trading – June 2019
  • Winklevoss ETF – June 2019
  • Fidelity starts selling Bitcoin – June 2019
  • Bitmain declares bankruptcy – June 2019

Lightning:

  • LN Channel splicing – June 2019
  • LN Sphinx-send – June 2019
  • LN eltoo and Channel Factories – June 2019
  • Atomic Multi-Path Payments (AMP) main net – June 2019
  • LN node count reaches 10,000 – Aug 2019
  • LN: Watchtowers – June 2019
  • LND channel fund backups – June 2019
  • LN on Electrum – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs desktop – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs mobile – June 2019
  • 2-3 Major exchanges integrate LN – June 2020
  • Coinbase integrates LN – June 2021

ASIC Miners:

Will update this section when I hear new developments

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